Located in Skhidnitsa, Ukraine, the Forest House exclusive is a log cabin that resembles the traditional cabins of the past. The accommodation is air conditioned and includes free bikes, a terrace, and complimentary WiFi and parking. It is situated 21 kilometers from Truskavets.
The log cabin chalet features one bedroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and fridge, a washing machine, and one bathroom with a shower. Guests can enjoy an a la carte breakfast and activities such as table tennis and hiking. The nearest airport is Lviv International Airport, which is 79 kilometers away. The location is particularly favored by couples.
Choosing the right type of logs is an essential step in building a log cabin. The type of wood you select can affect the cost and durability of your log house. It is crucial to choose logs that have fallen during winter when the sap level is low. This helps to reduce the risk of sap stains, mold, and checking in the logs. Trees from high altitudes with tight growth rings produce dense wood, which is less prone to cracking or checking as the logs dry.
Douglas Fir is a popular choice for log cabin building due to its strength and durability. It has a signature red and blond color to the log. Pine is another option, but it requires kiln drying and preservative treatments to prevent rot and insect damage.
Western Red Cedar is a premium slow-growth timber that is highly resistant to decay and insects, making it ideal for log cabins in extreme weather conditions. It is popular among log house builders for its flared ends, which add character and style to log house structures and cabin buildings. It is harvested on the northern coast of British Columbia, Canada, and is a sought-after wood for exports, especially to Europe.